Mayanot was founded to cultivate an awareness of Jewish identity and a passion for the Jewish people by creating a Jewishly educated leadership.
Mayanot combines Jewish life experiences with rigorous academic programs, opening rich and diverse opportunities for Jewish expression. The result is thousands of Mayanot alumni across the globe, enriching their respective Jewish communities in all facets of Jewish life.
Mayanot is home to four independent divisions, each designed to enhance Jewish continuity and the growth of young Jewish adults, at every stage of their development. Each of our divisions provides a framework for a community of lifelong learners, each embarking on individual journeys towards engagement and leadership.
Our Women's and Men's campuses offer young Jews from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to study together in an open-minded and academically challenging setting.
Our Birthright Israel division was built upon a love for Israel, the Jewish people, our common history and Jewish tradition. Our participants have the opportunity to meet and connect with young Israelis and fellow participants from diverse backgrounds. Our trips are open to all Jews aged 18-32 that are looking for a spiritually rich experience.